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  • Blog Post: Ad-hoc TechNet Event in Phoenix - Recap

    On September 14th, I made a post about the TechNet Event taking place on September 26th in the Microsoft office ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2007/09/14/technet-events-in-phoenix.aspx ). I just wanted to post a very quick recap. We had 59 people show up to hear about Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Events in Phoenix???

    I know my blog readership is much broader than Phoenix, AZ, but I need to ask a question and ask for assistance. For those of you who live in the Phoenix area, you will need to think about how important it is to have a TechNet Event in Phoenix every quarter (4 times a year). If you are like me, the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft certification

    I'm not sure how many folks believe in the value of Microsoft Certification, but I thought I would share some of my thoughts and recent experiences. I took a look at my current certification situation and realized my MCSE was on Windows Server 2000.  The last exam I took was the LCS 2005 SP1 Exam...
  • Blog Post: Free WEbinar: 5 Challenges in AD Management and How to Eliminate Them (By Zubair Alexander)

    A Directory Services MVP out of Seattle, WA by the name of Zubair Alexander is delivering a free Webinar on AD Management this coming Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 10 AM – 11 AM (PDT).  He will be covering the following topics. Password and User Management Provisioning and deprovisioning – consistency...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event PowerPoint Deck posted for April - June, 2007 Events

    In an earlier post recapping the TechNet Event in Billings, Montana ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2007/04/18/technet-event-in-billings-mt-april-17-2007-recap.aspx ), I mentioned that the PowerPoint decks for this quarter had not been posted to the website yet. I was just informed that...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event added for Phoenix on September 26th!!

    For all those who live in the Phoenix area and wanted to attend a TechNet Event in our Q1 (July - October 4), I have good news!!! I worked with Rob Bagby (MSDN presenter) and a few other marketing folks to hold an ad-hoc TechNet Event in Phoenix on September 26th. The event will take place from 8 AM...
  • Blog Post: Sudden Trip to San Diego and Los Angeles

    I just found out today that I will be heading to San Diego on Thursday, August 21st and Los Angeles on Friday, August 22nd to deliver a presentation at an Angelbeat event ( www.angelbeat.com ). The Event in San Diego is at the Sheraton located at 1433 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA, 92108. The...
  • Blog Post: Using Hyper-V to create a Base OS Image that can be used for VMs and Boot to VHD

    I’m sure a lot of techie folks like me use virtualization quite a bit for testing and learning purposes. When we have to build Servers for many different scenarios, it sure is helpful to have a base Windows OS Image handy to start with. Even though it seems simple, I thought I would share my personal...
  • Blog Post: 24 hours of Windows server 2008 (Part 13 of 24) Questions and Answer Log (04-16-08)

    Today, I delivered part 13 of the 24 hours of Windows Server 2008 webcast series.  There weren't too many questions asked during the session, but for the few that were, I did answer them.  Below is the Q&A log from the webcast.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Harold...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada)

    For those of you who haven't already figured it out, there are Windows Server 2008 Launch Events taking place in the months of March, April, May and some in June. For those of you who live in one of the 4 states listed above, you will be seeing me in person. Below is the information for each. March...
  • Blog Post: Migration and Deployment: Installing the Migration Tools (Part 8 of 19) by Matt Hester

    I’m sure most organizations still have parts of their infrastructure running on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  If this applies to you and you are looking to migrate some of those services to Windows Server 2012, you will want to know more about the Migration...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 webcasts (24 hours worth)

    I've been asked by quite a few people about where to get more information about Windows Server 2008.  My team is currently delivering a 24 Part Webcast series on Windows Server 2008.  Some of the webcasts have already taken place and are now available on-demand.  Others have not happened...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming TechNet Events in Desert Mountain for Q2 (October 16 - December 20, 2007)

    For those of you who are wondering when the next set of TechNet Events will be coming to a city near you in the Desert Mountain Area (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Las Vegas, Montana, Wyoming, Utah), here is the list broken out by state: Arizona Tucson - 10/23/07 Phoenix - 12/20/07 New Mexico...
  • Blog Post: Update to Virtual Lab Exam 70-113

    On my previous post: http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/08/new-virtual-lab-based-exam-70-113-windows-server-2008-ad-configuring.aspx , I informed everyone that there was a great promotion going on that includes 3 free exam vouchers if you take the beta exam with a new format. I received...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 24 part webcast series (Update)

    On April 4th, I posted an entry about the 24 Part Series on Windows Server 2008 ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/04/04/windows-server-2008-webcasts-24-hours-worth.aspx ).  In that post, I linked to the main landing page for the series.  In this post, I wanted to give direct...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Live TechNet Events in West Region

    In case you weren't already aware, there are 4 upcoming Live TechNet Events taking place in the West Region.  They are as follows: Arizona Phoenix at the Sheraton (I-17 and Dunlap) on September 25th.  Register Here . California Berkeley on September 18th.  Register Here . Fresno at the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch in Denver on 3-20-08 Recap

    Okay, the first Windows Server 2008 Launch in the Mountain States took place yesterday in Denver, CO. I thought it went very well with over 640 people attending the IT Pro Infrastructure session (the best session of the day :-)). I got a lot of great questions from folks and thought everyone was pretty...
  • Blog Post: Windows Networking User group (in Seattle area) is holding their first meeting!

    Back on October 8th, I posted about a new User Group getting ready to start up in the Seattle area ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/07/seattle-windows-networking-user-group.aspx ).  Well, Zubair has finally been able to work out all the logistics for the meeting and the group...
  • Blog Post: Another Update on Beta Exam 70-113

    Back on October 8th, I made a post regarding a Virtual Beta Exam, 70-113 ( http://blogs.technet.com/haroldwong/archive/2008/10/08/new-virtual-lab-based-exam-70-113-windows-server-2008-ad-configuring.aspx ).  In that post, the deadline for taking the exam was pretty much the end of October. ...
  • Blog Post: Chris Henley talks about TCP/IP

    My good friend and team mate, Chris Henley made a nice video on TCP/IP updates in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Take a look at his blog directly ( http://blogs.technet.com/chenley/archive/2008/09/04/next-generation-networking-and-the-new-tcp-ip-stack.aspx ) or here's his video linked to directly...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Server 2008 (Free Version) is Available for Download

    About a month ago, we announced that we were going to make a free version of Hyper-V Server (stand alone) available for free.  As of today, the download went live and is now available.  You can grab it here: http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/how-to-get.mspx . Please do keep in...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V and VMWare Event in Denver (September 29, 2008)

    The Rocky Mountain Windows Technology User Group is hosting a Virtualization Mini-Conference in Denver on September 29, 2008.  The event will showcase Microsoft Hyper-V as well as VMWare ESX Server.  Both of these technologies will be running on true server class hardware for demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event in Billings, MT (April 17, 2007) Recap

    I just finished co-delivering a TechNet Event in Billings, Montana with my team mate, Shawn Travers, yesterday (April 17, 2007). The attendees were great and very interactive. There were quite a bit of questions asked throughout the morning. There was one question that was asked that both Shawn and I...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life -- April 26th, 2008

    For those of you who are involved with Second Life, I wanted to let you know that we are delivering the Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life on April 26th!!! Things You Will Need to Attend the Launch In order to attend this event you will first need to do the following things: Join Second...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy webcast series

    A little while back, my team delivered a webcast series on Group Policy Management in Windows Server 2003. With the recent release of Windows Server 2008, we've received quite a few questions regarding GP Management in Windows Server 2008. The nice thing about GP Management is that the stuff you learned...